Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of visible LGBT people on TV. And I was VERY influenced by television. It formed my aesthetic and view on fashion and design – the clothes worn by Cher and Carol Burnett on their shows really stand out. Both designed by Bob Mackie, of course. When I was […]
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
It’s hard to embrace something that doesn’t embrace you.
In the 1980s, it was nasty or even dangerous to come out, but not now. Yet they’re still hiding… It’s 2022 for God’s sake.
If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in sick to work. “Hello, can’t work today. Still queer.”
The (Christian) supremacists who lead the anti-gay crusade are wrong morally. They are wrong because justice is moral, and prejudice is evil; because truth is moral and the lie of the closet is the real sin; because the claim of morality is a subtle sort of subterfuge, a stratagem which hides the real aim which […]
I was too polite to ask. (when asked if his first sexual encounter had been hetero- or homosexual)
I got to know Kinsey in 1948 – his book came out a month after The City and the Pillar; and the shocked New York Times would not advertise either. For a time, Dr. Kinsey used the mezzanine of the Astor as a sort of office, where he would interview “human males” about their sex […]
The Astor Bar in Times Square was easily the city’s most exciting meeting place for soldiers, sailors, and marines on the prowl for one another; few civilians, and no woman, ever dared intrude on these male mysteries. Even the military police and the shore patrol kept their distance. After all, we had – all of […]
When Bill Clinton lifts the ban, he is going to push people out of the closet in the military – it’s going to push people out of the closet all over the country. It’s going to be OK to be a homosexual.